Admiration for Alban Berg
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George Gershwin: 15 facts about the great composer
9. Admiration for Alban Berg
Of the modern European masters, Berg fascinated Gershwin most. He studied the score of Berg’s Lyric Suite on a train from Vienna to Paris, and had the work played at several glamorous parties. Gershwin even hung an autographed photo of Berg in his apartment, alongside a picture of the boxer Jack Dempsey and a punch bag.